Powys County Council has named its chairman for the next year.

At the council’s annual meeting on Thursday, 16 May Cllr Jonathan Wilkinson was unanimously supported to take over the role from Cllr Beverley Baynham.

Cllr Wilkinson spent the last year as the council’s vice chairman.

Cllr Wilkinson said: “Thank you all for putting your confidence in me for the next twelve months.”

He paid tribute to Cllr Baynham for providing “stewardship” to the council in a “most accomplished way.”